A Walk Down Main Street in Paden City
The citizens of Paden City don’t need to travel far to get in the holiday spirit. As far as decorations are concerned the city’s Main Street surely offers enough to help anyone feel the joy of the season and forget some of the troubles of the year. Volunteers of the Paden City Museum have been busy readying the large display windows of the Museum building with scenes of the season. Each window offers a different diorama from a nighttime flight of Santa and his reindeer bounding over a shoppe below, to a Christmas tree with gifts beneath and a depiction of Christmas morning from the past complete with a stand-up Victrola-style record player and games from the 1950’s to the 1980’s that are sure to bring back memories to the old and older alike as well as fascinate the young.
Meanwhile a short stroll down the street will bring holiday revelers to Centennial Park. The park was built to commemorate the town’s 100th anniversary in 2003 and is festooned with lights for the Christmas season thanks to Joe Parrish and his co-workers/volunteers from the city crew. They go all out and make sure nothing is left untouched by lights and other decorations in the park. A fifteen foot live cut tree stands behind the Centennial bell tower and serves as the town’s official Christmas tree.
The Paden City Garden club has also continued their tradition of decorating the flower boxes along Main Street with pines and large wooden poinsettias that brighten up the street, as well as a Nativity stationed at the corner of the Dollar General parking lot at the intersection of Main and 4th. Ave.
Be sure to take a walk or drive down Main Street in Paden City and let yourself be enveloped in the Christmas spirit. You will be glad you did.